Cait and Robert of Hernando House recently came up with a plan to whip their large covered back porch into shape for summer. One of the items on their wish list was a outdoor sofa from West Elm. Well, not the actual $899 sofa, but a more budget-friendly DIY version! Cait and Robert worked together to plan, build, and upholster their cushy sofa. Looks like a great place to kick back after a long day!
It’s hard to say who is more excited about Jen’s latest build over at The House of Wood – Jen who got to “play” with her new table saw or her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter who graduated to a “big girl” bed! Jen teamed up with the lovely Ana White again to build the sweet little cottage style bed that features a gentle curved design and turned legs. I love how the side rails offer all the comfort and security a little one needs and also add to the style of the piece. So pretty!
In the midst of a kitchen remodel, Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has pretty much everything kitchen-related on the brain. And what could be more fitting for a kitchen than a “KITCHEN” wall sign?!? Taryn created her wall art for a mere $4 using a frame she had kicking around, black and white vinyl, and her Silhouette. I can say from experience that the Silhouette is the handiest tool around when it comes to creating signs. It makes it SO easy!
Megan from Our Pinteresting Family shares a fun idea for incorporating a little summer magic into your décor. Megan whipped up this cute mermaid sign for her daughter’s room from a wooden plaque and paint she already had on hand. Using her Silhouette, Megan easily created and cut the vinyl and then transferred into onto the plaque for instant wall art!
Jaime from That’s My Letter is back again with another catalog-inspired project that is sure to knock you socks off! Jaime turned a large cake pan into a divided lazy Susan that offers the “perfect mix of warm wood and shiny metal.” The generous size of the pan allows plenty of room for utensils, napkins, and anything else you might need for an outdoor BBQ. Between her mini croquet mallet food labels and this lazy Susan, I’d say Jaime is all set for some summer entertaining!
Whenever Casey and Bridget of DIY Playbook get together, coffee is usually part of the equation. So it was only fitting the duo was drawn to a piece of framed coffee art from Z Gallerie. All it took was a little work in Microsoft Publisher and a pot of coffee to create the coffee rings, and Casey and Bridget had their own version for FREE! They framed the prints, which are now welcome additions in their kitchens.
Kim from Made in a Day scored quite the deal when she got an old stool for only $1.99. It might not have been much to look at, but Kim took care of that! She recovered the seat with a kitchen rug from Wal-mart to mimic the look of hand-woven, recycled fabric stools she had seen at both Pier 1 and Target. I love it when a rescue and knock-off come together!